Camping with the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa
Originally published in 1990, this book tells of Thomas Bass's two-year journey across Africa, from Timbuktu to the Zambezi River, during which he spent most of his time in the company of scientists. In the course of his travels, he met a Cambridge-educated Kenyan-biologist trying to link the African spirit world with Western scientific methods, a Nigerian virologist fighting a losing battle to vaccinate the children of his country, and many others. In this book Bass' challenging tales dispel the many stereotypes about Africa.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - FKarr - LibraryThing
really admired this book; led me on to other Thomas Bass books; brilliant exposition of science in Africa--genius, tribulation, determination; the best of science journalism Read full review
Camping with the Prince and other tales of science in AfricaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
From 1985 to 1987, Bass explored sub-Saharan Africa by observing and assisting African and Western scientists involved in research ranging from paleontology to tropical viruses, famine economics, and ... Read full review